The increasing emphasis on football at the Big 5 schools can have benefits for excluded colleges and universities. Without the constant pressure to field top teams, they can become more faithful to their true missions by de-emphasizing the importance of winning football games.
Maryland's Sal Conaboy is used to being in the middle of controlled chaos, whether it meant growing up as the second youngest of eight siblings near Scranton, Pa., or as the starting center the past two seasons on ther Terps' endlessly revolving offensive line.
Calvert Hall sophomore Brandon Dorsey is being aggressively recruited by several Atlantic Coast Conference schools, even though he's only a couple of months removed from finishing his freshman year of high school.
Maryland's five defensive leaders are also roommates. Cornerback Jeremiah Johnson, defensive tackle Darius Kilgo, inside linebacker L.A. Goree and outside linebackers Matt Robinson and Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil frequently watch film and talk about the Terrapins' defense.
The University of Maryland and the Atlantic Coast Conference ended their legal dispute Friday with an agreement under which the school will pay $31.3 million of the original $52 million exit fee the conference was demanding.
On Friday he is to be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a greying icon of a long-gone professional league that introduced the tri-colored ball and the 3-point shot. That's where Bob "Slick" Leonard won acclaim.
It's been a busy offseason for the Maryland lacrosse program. In addition to offensive coordinator Ryan Moran's departure for the same position at Loyola Maryland, the Terps lost rising sophomore attackman Connor Cannizzaro to Denver.
A Maryland athletics department official confirmed Tuesday that attackman Connor Cannizzaro, who earned Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year honors this past spring, has transferred to Denver.
The Big Ten Network announced Wednesday that ex-Terps football stars Scott McBrien and Shawne Merriman and former basketball standout Drew Nicholas will join the coverage as Maryland enters the conference.
Now that it's part of the Big Ten Conference, the University of Maryland will play Penn State this upcoming football season on Nov. 1st, giving fans their first real shot at a solid football rivalry in years.
McDonogh attacker Megan Whittle will complete her high school career in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium before playing next year for national champion Maryland.
When Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman recently hit the recruiting trail, he wasn't entirely sure how players would react to a Terps program making the leap from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten, a move that became official Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the University of Maryland officially leaves the North Carolina-based Atlantic Coast Conference for the more prosperous Big Ten Conference, a Midwest-oriented league known for its football heritage and expanding television network.